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SFGTV
Sep 19, 2010 3:30pm PDT
of public health. >> thank you. the department is requesting that we use the state contract low of the city boilerplate, and this will put us in compliance with sb 785. this legislation, in regards to delivery of specialty mental health services for foster care children, and it mandates the use of standardized contracts statewide, so this would be for children that are placed out of county, and i have our director of children, youth, and families for the system of care for community behavioral health services. thank you. >> supervisors, this should give you an idea about the extent of the need. 534 children in foster care are facing -- are placed in san francisco. with the largest percentage placed in alameda county and san mateo counties. the reason they are placed in those counties is because half of them are placed with relatives, and the remaining in foster homes. they all actually have a right and need to access and services when they have the need. right now, it is not easy to enter contracts for services with them, so the change is to create more timing access for the children living
SFGTV2
Sep 18, 2010 9:30pm PDT
>> good morning, everyone, and thank you for joining us. it is my pleasure to be here with our regional fta administrator and our commissioner from san francisco who sits on the metropolitan transportation commission. we have a new development in terms of the muni metro system, one of which is the beginning of the card installation system. we have nine stations that will be receiving newgate's. and we will be adding another 19 disabled fare gates. what we are attempting to do here is replace the infrastructure that has well tapped is useful life in terms of our fair gates, and we are cobbling that at the same time with a nuclear program, which you all should be aware of and which is the regional smart card that will be used throughout the area for public transit trips in the region. the new ticket vending machines -- we have purchased 40 of those ticket vending machines. customers should be able to go to any metro station and purchase tickets that can be used on all of the systems in the metro region. they are multi-lingual machines. they speak in english as well as spanish and
SFGTV2
Sep 18, 2010 8:00pm PDT
tunnel and detour road that will bring everybody who uses the oil and dive into safety by the middle of 2011. we are delighted to be able to use this opportunity. back in october, we had a ground-breaking ceremony for the project as a whole. we had the speaker of the house nancy pelosi with us. the mayor was here, other dignitaries. at the time, we were looking at the oil drive -- doyle drive. we now have a different project for the 21st century. it is an example of what partnership and inventiveness and the full participation of the amazing community of san francisco residents can do to create a project that is really worthy of the amazing natural setting of the presidio park, the largest urban park in the park system. let me start by making some acknowledgements. we have some speakers who i will introduced in a moment, but i am very pleased to welcome to the event, dan representing the speaker's office. i would also like to have very much thank christine from senator feinstein's office, as well as mega miller, a field representative team for senator boxer. in that knowledge and the
SFGTV2
Sep 19, 2010 3:30pm PDT
at the occupant load and how many people are going to have to use this, and the building code has a table for calculating. i think we would look at home people would using it. >> every fire escape balcony 18 inches. >> i wanted to talk to the about the stand pipe. >> tell us what we got here. >> this is a dry stamp pipe. typically, the fire engine would stop here and hook up here. so on any floor, whichever floor, we can have water. like i say, this is even better than going to the building. our guy does a good job and makes sure the balcony is stable. it's so much nicer to be outside. you yell at the guy. we need more water and pressure. in my eyes, it's a better system. this one here is dry. some of them are wet. >> what's the difference between wet and dry? >> wet would be connected to the water system. typically on a smaller building, they would use this as their riser to be their sprinkler system inside. it's wet. it has 60, 65 pounds of pressure. it isn't really enough to fight the fire. but we already have water. we would still need the engine to hook up to get water pressure we ne
SFGTV
Sep 19, 2010 8:30am PDT
used for other products. >> [speaking spanish] >> it is going to be a good thing for us to take used motor oil from customers. we have a 75-gallon tank that we used and we have someone take it from here to recycle. >> so far, we have 35 people. we have collected 78 gallons, if not more. these are other locations that you can go. it is absolutely free. you just need to have the location open. you are set to go. >> thank you for coming today. today is the disaster council meeting for friday, september 10, 2010. i'm going to take this opportunity to let you know that we will be making some changes to the agenda, mostly due to the san bruno fire that occurred yesterday. we will reorder the agenda today, and we will be adding the discussion to the agenda regarding yesterday's fire, as well as a moment of silence on this ninth anniversary of the 911 that tax. we realize the ninth anniversary is tomorrow, but we wanted to recognize that since this body is the disaster council. we will also be taking a recess at approximately 1:30 for an emergency briefing, and we are planning and to re
SFGTV
Sep 18, 2010 6:30pm PDT
out the same when does that he is concerned about us sitting 15 feet away are also visible directly out the front windows of the project site and it is a much more direct view then someone sitting on the roof. and we have a picture here, if you have questions. these are fairly small windows. from that angle, at most one would see a few feet into the window on the the best circumstances because of the steep angle, so there is no significant privacy issue and i don't think there ever will be across the street looking into windows that are also visible from other windows on that same street. therefore, we don't think there is any substantial case made for exceptional or extraordinary circumstances in this case and request the commission, and recognition of that, to decide that no further hearing is necessary and allow this project to proceed. thank you very much. president miguel: thank you. commissioner antonini? commissioner antonini: thank you. this is an example of things that can be gained through the pre application process. as was pointed out by the residential design team has s
ABC
Sep 19, 2010 10:00am PDT
narcotics enforcement and the federal drug enforcement agency told us they won't be chasing legitimate delivery people because they fall under the protection of state law. >> do you think this is a concern this is a wide open area there aren't any regulations and it could be very easily exploited by unscrupulous dealers. >> that is why the county is taking action. he is working with the sheriff to ensure no illegal activity happens at his farm or with his delivery service. now he is helping create standards for other growers, too. they will only apply in mendocino county now but will likely spread. >> some officials say they prefer to the delivery service more because it's less of a nuisance. there are not store fronts that bothers neighbors. it's more discreet. >> california watch is independent non-partisan project for investigative reporting in berkeley. stay with us, we'll be back with a frank conversation for an advocateÑiÑcÑcmxÑcÑcwñwñwñwñÑcÑñ my mercury moment happend right after our wedding, when i realized that along with all the gifts that i'd be getting mercury h
SFGTV
Sep 19, 2010 5:00am PDT
't be used next year. the draft will go away as we have said in all the testimony. i have to report that most of the testimony yesterday was on the middle school feeder patterns. there were people from certain schools that were urging us to adopt them as they were proposed in the draft because they like them. but generally speaking, there was more concern about it and support for the idea of this fazed-in adoption, which is also what has been heard in the community meetings and other feedback mechanisms. the committee yesterday evening consisted of commissioner mendoza and myself because commissioner kim was not able to be there. but the two of us as the quorum of the committee recommended to the board that at the next meeting, that the board support the substitute motion that will take the place of the first reading, the first draft of this policy. the substitute motion will include those slightly amended elementary school attendance areas and the policy language that talks about the phasing in of the middle school feeder patterns not this year, but that we will use middle school assignment
SFGTV2
Sep 18, 2010 8:30pm PDT
with us. their lives have been enhanced because of the stimulus project. it was noted $100 million or more with the tiger grant got us a year ahead of schedule. in 2013 this will be done. what an extraordinary thing. this is right around the corner. this is real time construction and real leadership. thank you, speaker policy. thank you, barbara boxer. thank you, senator feinstein. thank you to jake mgoldrick. we had regional projects related to work on celebrity -- collectively together. he helped organize a from work with the golden gate bridge district and other leaders throughout the region. patching together money, patching together collaboration, patching together those wounds that have opened up in the course of this project. in closing, i think you not only for your introduction but for your stewardship and leadership and constancy. thank you for your faith, love, and devotion. this is one of the things i know you care deeply about. that showed throughout the course of this effort and the course of the work that is being done here. thank you very much. [applause] >> i remember then
SFGTV
Sep 19, 2010 5:30am PDT
more than if the use pg&e, but it would lower it to what our cost of generation is. to the extent we used hetchy power in cca, we would only charge generation costs. vice president vietor: would that impact the negotiation of the contract with the cca provider because of the profit? >> i do not think so. again, it would only impact that, and potentially in a positive way, if we were going to be buying power from another municipal entity. it would limit how much it could charge us. that is probably on the margin, not a major part of it. president crowley: it takes all of the financial incentive out of any energy conservation. >> exactly. vice president vietor: that is one in -- i am from the city attorney -- >> i am from the city attorney's office. that is only one interpretation. that is only one reading which could be given to it. >> we will give you a fact sheet on that. vice president vietor: in november -- on the november ballot? >> yes, it is. president crowley: anything that needs to be received? commissioner moran: there were several things distributed with the agenda binder t
SFGTV
Sep 19, 2010 9:30am PDT
that will be ongoing, that can deal with disasters like this, so we encourage people to use that. clearly, that is an option along with the red cross and the other very well known traditional avenues. sf gives back is set up on our city's official website. mayor newsom: there are a number of calls -- puc has received some calls. david has received a number of calls. anything you want to add? you have a couple of centers that were access for emergency response. i know there have been some environmental questions. >> we have a really great public utilities commission. in addition to the san francisco jail and airport, we have hundreds of employees in the immediate vicinity because we operate the regional water system, so in that capacity, they were able to immediately respond. in the first hours, that was all in mutual aid since for fire support. our first concern was making sure san bruno have water. they are our wholesale water customer, and there were some problems because one of the water mains was damaged. second, we did bring water trucks into the area to thecal fire. third, all those
CBS
Sep 19, 2010 5:00am PDT
aspects of the state of israel. joining us are rachel a professional mediator and abby associate director of jewish community relations council. this is a wonderful initiative cosponsored by the jewish federation of marin and sonoma counties, jewish relations council and northern california rabbis. i am president of the board of rabbis so i am excited to talk to rachel, erin and abby. >>> thank you very having us. >> what is the year of civil discourse and why focus on israel? >> we are really excited about this project eric. we are launchling this because of controversy that brewed within the jewish community. we at jcrc are often -- most of our work is looking at community relations outside of the jewish community but the way in which our community dialogues about israel and other controversial matters has signaled to us we also need to focus at building bridges within the jewish community. we are launching initiatives to elevate the level of discourse within the jewish community on controversial issues. we heard from community leader who have felt verbally and physically attacked becau
SFGTV2
Sep 18, 2010 5:00pm PDT
into a refinery and we can use it again. they do oil changes and sell it anyway, so now they know when a ticket to a. hal>> to you have something you want to get rid of? >> why throw it away when you can reuse it? >> it can be filtered out and used for other products. >> [speaking spanish] >> it is going to be a good thing for us to take used motor oil from customers. we have a 75-gallon tank that we used and we have someone take it from here to recycle. >> so far, we have 35 people. we have collected 78 gallons, if not more. these are other locations that you can go. it is absolutely free. you just need to have the location open. you are set to go. >> we thought we wouldd< take ts weekly video out on the road. we are here at recology at the recycling center. if you ever wondered where your recyclables go, and this new mandate for composting, the new challenges and mandates around recycling, what we are trying to achieve -- it all starts right here. we just marked an important milestone in our city. i would argue important this nationn francisco has now achieved a 77% diversion rate, the highes
SFGTV
Sep 19, 2010 7:00am PDT
to those of us that pay our bills, informing us that 26 will jeopardize, if passed, our solar in san francisco, since we are supposed to be a green city. i'm just asking -- will you please consider that, and let people know and understand? people who do not attend these meetings do not know about services you provide other than challenging us for the sewage, and i would like to say that, too, while i'm on it. i have been back in my home a year, will be, on the 28 of september, and i would like to say i have been receiving my pg&e bill, and my electricity has been less than $4 a month, and this is because of the solar. people listening in the audience because they see me all the time, and i let them know that i am your ambassador, and i am requesting that everyone get solar because the benefits -- it benefits not only the applicants, but as well as our breathing, our health, and i know we had a concern about those smart meters. there were people at those hearings, and i am afraid, and a lot of people are as well but are getting sick on those smart meters. please get the information on
SFGTV
Sep 19, 2010 7:30am PDT
we put on the website, and give us input into what we are proposing. the draft definition reads -- " community benefits are those community impacts resulting from operation of its water, wastewater, and community services, and this is on page 13 of your hand out on the powerpoint. "the sfpuc seeks to be a good neighbor and promote stability by trouble bottom line, which balances economic, environmental, and social equity goals." what you do not have in your powerpoint hand out, but which does appear in the draft definition and on the website is what one might call a value statement. the sfpuc creates measurable outcomes and devote sufficient resources to achieve the following 10 community benefit outcomes -- the first one is stakeholder and community involvement, and we put this first for a reason -- we believe that having your stakeholders involved in the design, development, the implementation, the monitoring, and the evaluation of your programs is critical, and you have some excellent examples in terms of the community advisory committee, the dead just a task force, and eight
SFGTV
Sep 18, 2010 11:30pm PDT
't quote the language that i'm going to propose. in the future the city may decide to use this space that will require the removal of the courts and the donor agrees to remove the courts and restore the lawn to its original condition at its own expense if that should be the case. additional language states that the department of rec and parks is authorized to accept the gifts on behalf of the city on condition that the donor will remove the courts and restore the lawn to its original condition at its own expense if in the future the city decides to use the space in a different manner. there have been a number of meetings between the rec and park department and a variety of neighborhood leaders to talk about the possibility of other uses. from my perspective, i certainly support this bocce ball area, but if it turns out in the future after a good planning process that there are other things that we ought to do, i and my colleagues are very open to that. so with that, i know we have a representative from rec and park to talk a little bit more broadly about that i just wanted to frame t
SFGTV2
Sep 19, 2010 2:00am PDT
misconceptions' because we are not doing our part to help change it. if that is true, i want jerry to tell us whether or not he agrees with that assessment. >> do you agree with that? >> jonathan said something that i absolutely agree with. that is the media reflects what the public wants. in my view, the media, in general, feed a voracious appetite for vengeance by an informed public. often influenced by fear, prejudice, and ignorance. i think one of the reasons criminal defense lawyers argued so poorly is people do not understand the source of crime. they want simple, quick responses to a complited long- term solutions. you cannot fight crime by doing what the governor is doing, cutting social services and building new prisons. [applause] you do not have to be a rocket scientist to understand. all of us who have been involved in the criminal-justice system know where people who commit crimes come from. they are poor people, people of color, victims of abuse, the mentally ill, people with substance abuse problems. there are the people that fall through the cracks of society. but that is the
SFGTV2
Sep 19, 2010 3:00pm PDT
kim was not able to be there. but the two of us as the quorum of the committee recommended to the board that at the next meeting, that the board support the substitute motion that will take the place of the first reading, the first draft of this policy. the substitute motion will include those slightly amended elementary school attendance areas and the policy language that talks about the phasing in of the middle school feeder patterns not this year, but that we will use middle school assignment mechanisms for the coming year, which will just take out the feeder patterns, and we will have fewer steps and tie-breakers. so essentially it will be more of a choice system for middle school next year, an open choice system for the whole district, more like what we are using now. we should remind people, as we did last night, that the middle school process has been the one that has had the highest positive results for students, parents and families in recent years. that is, percentage just under or over 90% of participants have gotten one of their choices in the middle school proc
SFGTV
Sep 18, 2010 7:00pm PDT
. there will be new paving for the entry road and parking, nightlighting and gates. the purpose it is to use the aquifer water for drinking and treated water from the oceanside waste water plant for irrigation. we would like the people to come. we'd like the people to comment on the e. the i.r. and to turn in written comments. there's more information on our website. we are particularly concerned because the plant is being built above ground in gold epigate park where the master plan says it is supposed to be below grade. we would like to find another location for plant and fit absolutely has to be in the park, we would like different design alternatives so it can be built below grade and we have a lot more information on our website. thank you very much. president buell: thank you. >> lindsey? followed by rachel and followed by jamie. >> good afternoon, commissioners. >> i need you to speak into the mic. >> my name is lindsey. i'm a longtime resident and activist advocate at delores park. i'm here to speak against rec and park's permitting process for the commercial food vendors in our neig
SFGTV
Sep 18, 2010 11:00pm PDT
is the t.d.r. scheme worked because we were telling owners of buildings that they couldn't use the development potential of their site, they had to keep the building that was there, but as "compensation," they could sell their unused development potential. we're very concerned that requiring those proceeds to be used for maintenance undercuts the rationale for the t.d.r. scheme and i think will inhibit the continued workability of the t.d.r. scheme. that provision is not needed to take care of st. mary's, though the preservation mandate applies to those 450 buildings that were protected by the downtown plan. obviously, that goes far beyond what is needed to take care of old st. mary's. so i would urge you to adopt the legislation, but strike the provision requiring that any net pro seeds from the sale of t.d.r. from tfer lots, again, transfer lots of some 450, that that provision be strin. thank you. -- stricken. thank you. >> good afternoon, my name is charles coleman. up until two months ago, i was pastor of old st. mary's cathedral and got transferred from my religious commu
SFGTV
Sep 19, 2010 6:00am PDT
, and it provides the latest information we have. this has been in our system for the last several years. using chloramine, it has resulted in our reduction in the use of will recall by products. when you use a straight chlorine, it forms disinfection byproducts, which in many cases are considered to be carcinogens, so you still love it efficient defection -- so you still love each fission disinfection. there is additional research going on out there. i believe that report is online. there is a report from the epa region 9 that would reinforce that we were on the right track in terms of usage in san francisco. secretary housh: i think there may be a problem with the packets. we will make sure you get them. president crowley: generally, these are sent out ahead of time. i can always make sure and bring extra copies. >> madam? >> the 2009 meeting, so the status on the research, the chloramine? >> we were looking at putting out an rfp looking directly at bat, and no one has proposed that yet, so we're scratching our heads, trying to figure out how to get someone interested in that research. we're
SFGTV
Sep 19, 2010 10:30am PDT
, and we look forward to continuing the fight. thank you. >> there with us. we have two more speakers. a program that grew as quickly as this that we put on the ground very rapidly, the had the guts and tweaks and shortcomings along the way, but there needs to be support from a wide range of support across the community, and we have with us today a good leader. he is standing behind me. he was extremely helpful. i do not know if he thought he was being held or if my staff thought he was being helpful, but he was gracious enough to spend his time to send out e- mails, to call, to send out programs, and it really helped improve our processes, and it helped approved the ability for small businesses to take advantage of this program, so really appreciate that from myself and my staff. >> thank you. i was trying to be helpful, so i wanted to clarify that. i am also the founder of small business california new mexico on the board, and i have had the opportunity to speak to small businesses across the state and country about this phenomenal program. most of the businesses i talk to ask why t
SFGTV
Sep 19, 2010 3:00pm PDT
us today, but i would like to take one item of order. please call item five. >> item 5, hearing to consider that the transfer of a type 42 on-sale beer and wine public premises liquor license from 620 post st. to 447 battery street to alberto de almeida jr. for magellan wine, the hidden fine wine bar, will serve the convenience of the people and city and county of san francisco. >> good morning. before you this morning is an application of an existing business that has operated since 2004 at 620 post st.. they are attempting to relocate to 447 battery street. if approved, it will allow the applicant to be a wine bar where they can serve on-sale beer and wine with occasional off-sale wine sales. one of the parts of their business plan is to invite in local wineries where they would then sell product to go. i would point out there's no letters of protest. we are recommending license for approval with the following conditions. condition one -- sales service of alcohol beverage shelby's permitted only to 20 hours of -- shall be permitted only through the hours of 12:00 p.m. monday t
SFGTV
Sep 18, 2010 9:30pm PDT
proposition. we are using the same model that got us into trouble and we have not learned anything. we are really making a mistake. if you look at my brief, the averages $1.2 million each year. the reason we are losing this kind of money is because we are paying $3.5 million for someone to push tickets. i worked at a golf course as a kid and i was one of those ticket counters. it did not take $3.5 million. we can still have the tournament if we have a competent staff that can run this and it should be put out for bid. there are managers that will pay less money. [tone] you should look at it, you cannot do it today but you have got to look at the contract, there are so many holes. supervisor avalos: thank you larry much. next speaker, please? >> my name is richard harris with the public alliance of 4500 member golfers. we have appear before you before. we have discussed public building matters with supervisors. we do support this contract. i have given you a letter dated september 16 stating our position. i am also giving you a letter from leedo, director of a golf club that supports th
SFGTV
Sep 19, 2010 1:00am PDT
-- use an allocation method as outlined in the policy that was approved by the board in march. this would be a temporary process. commissioner wynns: i am guessing that a lot of you are here to comment on the feeder pattern proposal. first, the substitute motion incorporates this new proposal. it is substantially different because it incorporates a phase in of middle school teacher patterns. second, i want -- middle school feeder patterns. we are not proposing that we will begin at comment on the feeder patterns. that is not what we would begin to do. our idea is that the proposed patterns will be entirely gone, and the principles we have outlined here are what we want to talk about, both how we achieve the goals -- the board's commitment has to do with the desire to support the school community and those continuing into the middle school year. would you like to comment on that? >> absolutely. what we want to do is step back and focus now on the school improvement initiatives for middle schools. once that work has been done and we understand what we are doing and what is happening with gr
SFGTV
Sep 19, 2010 4:00pm PDT
or there is a requirement for us to do an actual estimate. we had done that years before it was a requirement to do so under the government accounting standards. i mention that as another element of work that is important in this area. >> i just wanted to add to of one of the most significant elements of prob b, the health liability, we are now one of the very few agencies in the country that requires employee contributions towards health in the same way the pension is funded. in addition, the report later on speaks about medical benefits of 10 years. that is not the case. new hires since january of 09 can not access full medical until after 20 years of service. there are a number of other changes as well. it remains a challenge for the people -- anybody hired before january of 09, their collective bargaining negotiations. supervisor elsbernd: someone who is involved in both the drafting of propositions b and d, it is important that it be pointed out that what it did on retiree health only applied to all employees hired after january 1, 2009. but the pension side increase to the pension for all current empl
CBS
Sep 19, 2010 7:30am PDT
. >>> cal grad sarah shoark back in the u.s. after more than a year in iranian prison. what she plans to do the moment she reaches new york. >> mostly i will miss your laughter. >> a mothers anguish over the loss of daughter. how friends and family remembered one of the young victims of the san bruno pipe explosion. >>> san bruno, the first toll lane that doesn't cross a bridge. >>> 7:30 a.m. the 19th of september. good morning i am julie watts. >> i am phil matier. we have a lot of news and talk to cover in the next hour. we are in the final month before the november elections and across the board. there is no clear front runners. we will talk about what both parties are going to need to do if they want to win this election. >>> plus later in the wake ofanti muslim sentiment a chance to show a different side. >>> and how health leaders in one bay area county are fighting back against an outbreak of whooping cough. >>> we will get to that in just a moment first leading the news this morning friends and family bid a fond farewell to one of the youngest victims of the san bruno pipeline explo
KRON
Sep 18, 2010 11:00pm PDT
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SFGTV2
Sep 18, 2010 6:30pm PDT
about the program is the way it is set out allows us to treat the artworks that have the most need, the ones that our conservative have pointed out as the most vulnerable as opposed to ones that might be the most popular were the most miserable -- the most visible. >> it is an opportunity for the public to get involved with these art works located in their backyard and ultimately belong to them. >> i want to do something for the community, just giving back what the community has done for me. it is corny to say, but it is true. it really is what it is. that i would be able to see more pieces cleanup. >>" will check back in the future and see the fruits of conservation and revitalization efforts. if you would find out more or donate to the art carethe artsfartcommission.org. >> hello, i'm meg, welcome to "culture wire." for this episode, the director of cultural affairs, luis, will take you on a journey through presidio has been tet. -- presidio habitat. >> welcome to "culture wire." today i'm at the presidio trust, a treasure within san francisco, because the presidio trust is reall
SFGTV2
Sep 19, 2010 3:30am PDT
. the only of us who can get it are people with health insurance. anyone will tell you on the street we need residential drug treatment. take some of these dam presence, take down the gun towers, turned into a residential drug treatment centers -- some of these damned prisons. >> what are your suggestions as to the reform? one area we have not really talked about much is the impact of technology. where is that going now, and how do we need to expend that? how do we deal with the information that is being disseminated, how do we slow that down? are there other areas that also are bleeding into employment and housing, and what is the solution, is my question? he>> there has been a real leadership on the country to come up with smarter ideas, and we have had a lot of good examples and policies, state and federal for the past 10 years or so, so the reform agenda is not that big a secret. they have been a lot of reports that put it together in one place. i think the real challenge that has been touched on is really leadership, and a lot of it has to do with leadership and people really stepping u
SFGTV
Sep 18, 2010 10:30pm PDT
some of this energy going to where there is no use at all for these illegal that have been pilaf of the markets. i cannot visit most of the senior centers because they are attached to these low-income buildings. it is the entire hypocrisy thing. i have not recently done the research, but last i heard government was doing a lot of support to tobacco but i think that much things went down with mr. helms. that would be nice, if you would go after the pesticides. i and many people cannot live in the low-income housing because of the fluorides. thank you. supervisor chiu: is there anyone else that would like to speak? >> good afternoon, my name is benjamin cozy. i wanted to say that as far as small businesses go, i would hope that we would watch out for them. seems like it is getting harder and harder for small, independent businesses to make ends meet in this city. i know that many of them might depend all of the sales that they can get from whatever they can get. i feel that pharmacies selling a lot of other things like fatty foods, chips, soda pop, that are also addictive and harmf
SFGTV
Sep 19, 2010 11:00am PDT
commission. we also have with us commanding officer of the san francisco police department permit sector and a representative of the municipal transportation agency division of taxis and accessible services. i cannot see if anyone else is here. we will also have a representative of the department of public health. i will go over the meeting guidelines and the swearing in process. the board requests you turn off all phones in pages -- pager so there will not disturb the proceeding. please carry on conversations in the hallway. appellants, permit holders, and permit responders each have seven minutes to present their cases and three minutes for rebuttals. people affiliated with these parties must include the comments within that period. members who are not affiliated with the parties have up to three minutes to address the board and no rebuttals. please speak into the microphone. to assist the board in the accurate preparation of minutes, you are asked to submit a speaker or business card to me when you come up to speak. speaker cards are available on the left side of the podium. the board
FOX
Sep 18, 2010 6:00pm PDT
, a judge ruled that the measure violated the u.s. constitution. they said in part, "there is no fundamental right to marry a person of the same-sex." prop 8 opponents have until mid- okay mid-october to file their response. >> a funeral is scheduled for san bruno victim jessica morales. her boyfriend, joe ruigomez was seriously injured. >>> a san bruno teenager has organized a benefit concert tomorrow to help the victims of the san bruno explosion. the myers neighbors event is scheduled for tomorrow from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the cappachino cool softball field. the event is free, but organizers encourage donations to be added to the lion's club fund, setup to help the us. >> health, all of the clouds and moisture in advance of a storm system that will impact your forecast for tomorrow. as far as today, we had quite a bit of drizzle and even light showers, measurable in these locations out towards hay ward, you can see .500idge. see.500". we increase rain tomorrows tomorrow across the bay area. you can see not a lot in the south bay, a few hundredth of an inch, .05" but in the north d
SFGTV
Sep 18, 2010 5:30pm PDT
. the space is approximately 7400 square feet. of which 4500 are -- 4100 approximately will be used to the proposed event space, photography studio. the remaining space is a dwelling unit which will be maintained on the property. the d.r. request has cited a number of issues, including the use of the space as an event space, noise and parking. the project responser agreed to limit events each month and would limit the courtyard space after 8:00 p.m. to address issues related to the use. noise is being addressed by design elements to minimize sign and an acoustic engineer is looking at options to deal with noise issues. as for parking, parking is not required under the newly adopted controls for the mixed use district. it is a new zone. the site will be served by transilt and bus lines and the t-line. the project is a principally permitted use and the sponsor has been -- has made numerous efforts to address many d.r. requesters concerns. therefore, the department believes there's no exceptional or extraordinary circumstances that warrant the d.r. at this time and would -- would recom
KRON
Sep 19, 2010 8:00am PDT
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NBC
Sep 19, 2010 7:00am PDT
to be a car pooler to use it. where it is and how much you'll have to pay just ahead. >>> from nbc bay area, reporting what matters to you, this is "today in the bay." >>> good morning, everyone. 7:00, sunday morning is the time. hope you're having a great weekend and thank you very much for making us part of it. i'm garvin thomas alongside craig herrera. >> good morning. >> i saw a little sunshine. >> south bay sunshine. >> south bay and east bay. >> going to get a little. not a complete washout. some has come through san francisco into the north end of the bay. 50s and 60s about everywhere. what we'll get will be a little rain, 58 in san francisco, 56 in livermore. here is the radar and the front, one of them is coming through right now. a lot of rain from sacramento up through checo and up into the high sierra. behind it there's unsettled air coming in. this is within the past hour. you got a couple rain drops in san francisco, parts of ma rin county into napa, solano and east side of the bay. your daily planner for today. scattered showers for the north end of the bay, by 8:00. noon, we
SFGTV
Sep 19, 2010 6:30am PDT
region of the data, but the board did not agree with us. on the positive side, they did make it clear that it wanted staff to arrange for accelerated termination. and to report to them regularly on the status, so we're optimistic that if evaluations show that it will not be needed, we will have no potrero operations as of january 1. commissioner: what will happen to it? >> it will be dismantled and other opportunities pursued. redevelopment of the power plant site. one company is obligated to perform mediation at the site, because they are the prior owner of the facility, and so they have responsibility for much of the cleanup. that cleanup cannot commence in earnest before the facility is released from its must run obligation. pg&e has stated that they are standing ready to begin that work, once the boiso says mirant can shut that down. : commissioner -- commissioner: does the city owned that? >> no, but -- president crowley: we are trying to develop some of it, but we do not own all of the land, right? >> correct. for that area to be redeveloped, there is still a substation nearby t
KRON
Sep 18, 2010 9:00pm PDT
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SFGTV
Sep 18, 2010 9:00pm PDT
staff and don't meet the tour standards, then the pga can basically put us on notice you've reduced your staff and we don't think you're meeting the course maintenance standards and if we disagree, then in arbitration provision is is what resolves this. it gives them an opportunity to say look, if you're not going to meet the course standards, we're not interested in managing the golf course for free. and by the way, it also gives us the ability to make a policy decision. right now there has been a policy decision made by the city, by this board, by the mayor to -- to meet these maintenance standards so that we can have these first-class tournaments at harding. >> my concern is if we're reducing staff that's going to be what the standard is. and there's no other mention of what the standard is. the dollar amount and i guess it could be measured in staffing. and then that would be -- give tpc the ability to -- >> the tour -- we do have maintenance standards referenced in the agreement to the master tour agreement. it includes course maintenance standards. so what the provision is saying i
SFGTV
Sep 19, 2010 10:00am PDT
comfortable on some of these commissions. you get a little leverage over folks. sometimes people use it, some more subtle than others. rodney has never done that in any way that would solicit, from my perspective, any condonation or critique. -- condemnation or critique. he operates in places down there near fisherman's wharf. he does a great job and does it with integrity. thank you for your desire and willingness to serve. these are important positions. i am about to go to the bond ratings agencieses. they are waiting for me. we will try to keep our bond rating of their as the highest in california. we are proud of that. it is a remarkable thing, trust me. i cannot promise that is the way it will be in a week or two because we have depleted some reserves. i can promise you it will be better than nine out of 10 others because of the way we have managed the city finances. people love to critique and say we should spend money we do not have, but we have done justice to that. i say that because we are about to go out and sell about $1.8 billion bonds on the water improvement project. the figure
NBC
Sep 18, 2010 5:00pm PDT
francis is in san bruno with the latest for us. hello, monty. >> the name of the person who filed this lawsuit is steve dare. his house was not damaged in the fire, but he was evacuated from his home for three days. mr. dare is suing pg&e and san mateo superior county court. he names himself and others similarly situated indicating this could become a class action lawsuit. the lawsuit was filed yesterday, it accuses pg&e for negligence for the explosion that killed seven people and destroyed 40 homes here on september 9th. the suit seeks to turn over the victim's fund set up by pg&e by a third party that would manage that money. it would also seek damages beyond that amount. pg&e is expected to turn over that list in its 100 most vulnerable sites, state senator leyland ye's office tells us the information is scheduled to be handed over 2:00 monday afternoon. >> the people and residents have a right to know where these pipes are so they can make a conscious decision, should i live here? >> pg&e has refused to turn over the list, arguing making the information public would be a thre
ABC
Sep 18, 2010 11:00pm PDT
happened 'to us. they could call down there. >> reporter: the cleanup will begin next week. while this is happening, the bay area air quality management district will install monitors. >> don't know what's going to happen now. i'm thinking of many things now. >> reporter: margaret sullivan was in her house. she is having a hard time sleeping at night. >> feel my body shaking. i'll be all right. i'll be all right. to be alive. >> reporter: this where is the american red cross is helpful, providing counseling to people who need it. abc-7 news. >> alan: a police chase in oakland ended with the suspect's car crashing into another vehicle. the chase ended up at the intersection of ignacio avenue and hide street this evening. the driver intentionally rammed a car, and the pursuit ended with the suspect slamming into a second car. the driver ran off but was caught and arrested. a woman in the second car was taken to the hospital but her injuries are minor. >>> authorities in southern california are searching for five missing adults and eight children who belong to a cult-like group. they
SFGTV
Sep 19, 2010 9:00am PDT
collaborative with. it is in the spirit of collaboration that i wanted to walk through and ask a number of us to give a presentation of exactly what happened. i want to just begin by thanking the fire chief and her team for her outstanding job and their outstanding job. i want to thank john martin for his work, his team, and his outstanding job. i want to thank the key and -- vicki and dem for their outstanding job. to those that may not be recognized, a lot of those that i just have from animal welfare and control to the coroner's office, the medical examiner's office, and others for their responsiveness and job well done to ed lee and the city administration office will play an even bigger role, which you will hear about in a moment in terms of providing support, as well as mitch katz in the department of public health, and those represented in this room and to the trauma teams at sf general in particular, our hats go off. that is the frame of the folks i want to talk, and then, we will ask as our representatives from pg&e made their way up from san bruno, and i think a number of folks have
ABC
Sep 19, 2010 5:00am PDT
shourd returns to the u.s. this morning with plans to speak publicly about her ordeal. and federal investigators determine that pg&e was running the san bruno gas pipeline at pressure higher than the maximum allowed. good morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. we're going to start off going to lisa argen, our weather a bit unusual. what else is new. we're going to talk about a chance of rain today, lisa. >> carolyn, that's right. rain in the north by where you'll need the wipers. here's a look at sonoma up through windsor. you can see a few light showers but mainly a lot of this rain is falling below the radar beam. not all is being picked up. it's light out there but we'll continue to see the spread south over here through napa. it continues to limp along through the bay area through the next couple of hours. but, you know, the rest of the sunday not looking too bad. i'll have the forecast later. >> a 20-year-old woman killed in the explosion and fire in san bruno will be laid to rest tomorrow. a memorial service was held yesterday. abc 7's amy hollyfield rep
FOX
Sep 18, 2010 10:00pm PDT
of seven people killed in that fire. mike mibach joins us now live from sanbruno. mike? >> reporter: heather, there were stories about jessica's smile, there were stories about her laughter. and then there was a story that described the bond between her and the woman who brought her into this world. ♪ how sweet the sound ♪ >> reporter: tonight a celebration of life, the life of young jessica morales. the 20-year-old's family and closest of friends guided her into the church in the highlands where on this summer weekend she was remembered for her openness, gracefulness and her love for life and friends. >> she was my best friend, my sister, my partner in crime and my ray of sunshine. she shook my quiet little world with laughter, smiles, tears and most importantly, love. >> on behalf of the family, i would like to welcome you. >> reporter: jessica morles memorial was attended as by hundreds of people. her casket dressed in showers, different shades of purple, her favorite color. her teenage years were filled with passion and design. as she grew into a young woman, as one friend
SFGTV
Sep 18, 2010 7:30pm PDT
will be showcasing the work that is done by our kids and families that are using our facilities. this is a definite upgrade. we are very excited about it. sfrecpark.org -- it is live now. that is our new web site. we encourage everyone to visit it, to use it, to learn about what we do, to learn how you can get out and enjoy the parks. >> as a bonus, it also works on a mobile. president buell: terrific. thank you very much. >> i know the silence there is because everybody is stunned that we have bridged the technological divide. that concludes the general managers' report. commissioner lee: congratulations. that was a long time in coming. great job on the website. my question has to do with your first topic, the coffee. what is their status? i know we voted on that issue. how do we move forward? >> the commission did vote to approve the placement in dolores park, but we have heard the concerns. you asked us to work with them and the community on a location that was most supported by the community. we do not think we will get 100% consensus on this issue. we understand that people have different view
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